Doing Nothing Ritual

with boredom instruments

Due to the fact that the efficiency of our society will increase if our citizen spends time reflecting by doing nothing. The economy chamber of Austria rewards citizens with a minimum wage depending on how efficient each of them is doing nothing in public space.

* The efficiency is calculated by an algorithm integrated into a set of group boredom tools.
** The more precise-synchron doing nothing time you are able to achieve with your partners, the higher will be your minimum wage.
*** In order to emphasize the inclusion of all experience levels, partner combinations with amateurs are valued higher.


Developed as a ID2 studio project at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Thanks to ID2 studio, Fiona Raby, mischer’traxler, Flora, Florian, Gulia, Henning, Julia, Kazia, Melanie, Norma, Peik, Peter, Pia, Philipp, Sebastian, Wolfgang,


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